News Roundup: Rope

  • Mi Teleférico to end 2016 with 77 million riders and a $2.9 million operating profit unheard of in public transportation.
  • Poma inaugurates fourth Medellín Metrocable line with a fifth under construction.
  • Jackson Hole cuts the ribbon on the Sweetwater Gondola.
  • Local government reaches tentative agreement with Branson Gondola backers.
  • Poma drops its latest newsletter.
  • On the heels of inaugurating four new ropeways in Switzerland, BMF signs some major contracts.
  • Laurel Mountain re-opens today after being shuttered for 11 seasons.
  • Kimberley’s Easter double got new chairs over the summer, the leftovers from Fernie’s new Polar Peak lift and Nakiska before that.
  • The Nakiska Gold Express saga continues, with 3,000 feet of new rope to be spliced into the haul rope, which is seven years old and was last spliced just two weeks ago. You can watch repairs in real time here.
  • Jay Peak hopes to have its tram running by Christmas weekend following its own rope problems.
  • After sustaining damage due to swinging chairs in a windstorm, Schweitzer’s Basin Express will be down for at least the next few days.
  • Take a virtual tour of the first Doppelmayr D-Line chairlift, Waidoffen, with Direct Drive and solar arrays.
  • A 13,000-foot long Poma gondola will dramatically improve access to a Peruvian fortress from January 2017.
  • Summit County, Utah Department of Transportation and the Utah Transit Authority launch study of the Kimball Junction-Canyons Village-Park City corridor, including the option of building gondola(s.)

This is an open thread.  Feel free to comment on anything lift-related.

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